John Spain

Born22/08/1802
Died17/08/1886
UK, Tyne and Wear, Monkwearmouth, Charles Street, Back 4
FatherThomas Spain (1772-73 – .../10/1847) 
MotherDorothy Wilson (06/09/1772 – 13/01/1853) 
Partner Sarah Thompson (ca 1804 – 09/11/1890)

Married 19/11/1825 UK, Tyne and Wear, Monkwearmouth, St Peter's Church

Source

genuki.cs.ncl.ac.uk;
Durham Records Online:
Marriages, Sunderland District - Record Number: 451615.1
Location: Monkwearmouth
Church: St. Peter
Denomination: Anglican
19 Nov 1825 John Spain (bachelor), of this parish married Sarah Thompson (spinster), of this parish, by Banns
Witnesses: Thomas Thompson, S. Rickaby.

Children:

Mary Spain (1825-26 – 1894)

Richard Thompson Spain (08/11/1832 – 26/08/1894)

Notes

Durham Records Online has a record of a John Spain born 22/08/1802:
Baptisms, Sunderland District - Record Number: 591279.0
Location: Monkwearmouth
Church: St. Peter
Denomination: Anglican
17 Sep 1802 John Spain, born 22-Aug 1802, 2nd son of Thomas Spain (Monkwearmouth mariner) by his wife Dorothy Wilson (daughter of Ralph Wilson).


Thomas Spain and Dorothy Wilson also had a daughter Margaret, and a Margaret Spain of the same age married a John Story Rickaby. One of the witnesses to John and Sarah's marriage was S Rickaby, suggesting that John and Margaret have a close family relationship; as the ages fit perfectly it is likely that they were siblings.

1841 census for York Street, Monkwearmouth:
NameAgeOccupation
John Spain35Seaman
Sarah Spain35
Mary Spain15
Richard Spain5
Mary Thompson70Widow


1851 census for 22 York Street, Monkwearmouth:
NameRelationMarital StatusGenderAgeOccupationWhere born
Sarah SpainWifeMFemale44Mariner's wifeDurham Monkwearmouth Shore
Mary SpainDaurUFemale24Dress makerDurham Monkwearmouth Shore
Richard SpainSonUMale18Block & mast maker Ap.Durham Monkwearmouth Shore

1861 census for Charles Hill, Monkwearmouth Shore:
NameRelationMarital StatusGenderAgeOccupationWhere born
John SpainHeadMMale58Master Mariner (Seaman)Durham Sunderland
Sarah SpainWifeMFemale55 Durham Sunderland

1871 census for 4 Back Charles Street, Monkwearmouth Shore:
NameRelationMarital StatusGenderAgeOccupationWhere born
Sarah SpainWifeMFemale68 Durham Monkwearmouth
Robert McKieGrandson Male12 Durham Monkwearmouth
John Spain, married, 68 was shipkeeper aboard Aureol in Sunderland's South Docks on the night of Sunday April 2nd 1871.

1881 census for 19 Charles Street, Monkwearmouth Shore:
NameRelationMarital StatusGenderAgeOccupationWhere born
John SpainHeadMMale79Master Mariner (Seaman)Durham Sunderland
Sarah SpainWifeMFemale76 Durham Sunderland


According to the transcript of his death certificate, John died 17/08/1886 aged 84 years, so he was born between 18/08/1801 and 17/08/1802. However Durham Records Online gives his age as 83:
Cemetery Registers, Sunderland District - Record Number: 185626.12
Location: Sunderland (Fulwell)
Cemetery: Mere Knolls Cemetery
Denomination: any
20 Aug 1886 John Spain, of Back Charles Street, age: 83, master mariner.


John's death was reported by his niece Susannah Wells of 8 Garden Court.

My 3 x great grandfather.

Sources

This record was last updated on 25/10/2019 at 20:28